To curate our hand-picked, expert sales team, we tapped the hospitality industry’s most seasoned professionals and hard-working individuals. Every day, our team is driven to differentiate themselves through their sophisticated, customized, and engaging approach to hotel sales.
At Davidson, we know that true specialization often crosses regional borders. So, we deploy our global sales directors not by territory but by vertical segment, to deliver the most robust product knowledge, better conversions, and maximum customer satisfaction, creating a better team for greater success.
Our global sales directors are nimble and collaborative, transparent and driven. We work collaboratively and harmoniously with all our stakeholders, inclusive of our brand partners and property team members. And, because alignment is critical, we focus first on qualifying leads, so we can generate incremental revenue and serve as an extension of our property teams.
Courtney is a highly motivated and energetic sales professional bringing over 20 years of experience with an accustomed track record within a global sales organization. Driven by her passion for cultivating long-term relationships, she utilizes her innate strengths and abilities from the development of accounts to implementing sales strategies all while achieving guest satisfaction, revenue goals and profit maximization. Prior to joining Davidson, Courtney’s experience encompassed all the largest hotel brands in the world including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG. A Dallas, Texas native, Courtney received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of Houston and completed an MBA program with a concentration in business management at Amberton University. Courtney actively participates with multiple industry associations and dedicates her time to various charities and has a passion for her local Children Advocacy Center.Contact Courtney
With more than 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Lance has worked across many disciplines, from food & beverage and hotel operations to sales & marketing for leading companies such as Omni Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Meeting Expectations. A graduate of the University of Nevada–Las Vegas’ Hotel Administration program, Lance began his career as a management trainee in Los Angeles and held previous positions within the cruise industry before embarking on a sales & marketing career in 1996. Lance has held a number of leadership positions in the industry: he currently serves as Vice President of Communications for the Georgia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and previously served as President from 2006-2007. Notable awards and accolades garnered include the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2001 and the Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) in 2008. Lance is a regular contributor to leading publications based on his thought leadership and subject matter expertise – he’s been proudly featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle, MPI Georgia’s Quarterly journal, Breakout, and Meeting Professionals International’s monthly magazine.Contact Lance
“The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center is truly an iconic hotel for the ages, providing unique and convenient accommodations while paying tribute to those who served abroad and at home. Pivot’s hospitality management expertise along with their operational support enables the Museum to offer guests a truly memorable experience and expands our ability to tell the personal stories of the WWII generation.”
The National WWII Museum
“We are excited to begin a new partnership with Davidson Hotels & Resorts and were drawn to the company’s holistic approach toward value optimization and its existing operating experience within the Margaritaville brand. Through quality stewardship of this tremendous asset, we are confident that the Davidson team will not only drive superior performance, but also embrace and wholeheartedly deliver the ‘no worries’ paradise guest experience.”
Encore Capital Management
“Eden Roc and Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc offer the ultimate fusion of laid-back luxury with unique, immersive social spaces and crafted guest room retreats. We were drawn to Pivot as our new management partner based on the team’s continuous dedication to innovation, exceptional service delivery and revenue generation. Collectively, Pivot and Davidson manage some of the most successful resorts in Florida and we look forward to elevating our performance in Miami Beach.”
Eden Roc Miami Beach
“With Davidson’s success to date managing Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort and recent expansion with Davidson Restaurant Group, we saw them as the clear choice to manage this new development where we are debuting two new dining concepts for the brand. Margaritaville Hotel Nashville will be unlike any hotel in the city where guests can escape from the everyday and enjoy true Southern hospitality with a ‘no worries’ tropical vibe.”
Safe Harbor Development
“Charleston is one of the most popular destinations in the country right now and it’s exciting to be in this market with institutionally proficient and locally-immersed partners at the helm. We are happy to be teaming up with WHI Real Estate Partners and Davidson to reinvigorate and reenergize this historic property to be more contemporary, refined and in line with guests’ evolving travel needs.”
High Street Real Estate Partners